Du’aa of Recitation of the Entire Qur’an (Du’a Khatmil Qur’an)
At the completion of Al-Qur’an starting from Al-Fatihah to An-
Nas the reciter must turn to Almighty Allah with supplications.
It is further advisable to gather the members of ones entire
family and friends for these special supplications. This may be
done in a house or in the masjid. In a hadith reported by Anas
bin Malik (raa) the Messenger of Allah (saas) said:
“The supplication of the completion of qur’anic recita-
tion is an accepted supplication.” (Abu-Dawud)
Hence forth, Anas was accustomed to gather his family to pray.
He will supplicate while they say ameen. Indeed, du ‘aa is not a
set of recitations that one is supposed to read on different occa-
sions, it is a dynamic interaction between the supplicant and
His Creator. When you list your requests and needs take them
to the Hearkener (Al-Mujeeb).
There is no special supplication reported from the Messenger
of Allah (saas) at the completion of the entire Qur’an recitation.
The believer is free to supplicate, pray or request in supplica-
tion whatever one desires of this world or the Hereafter. The
supplications that are in circulation and are found at the end of
certain publications are not reported or related to the Messen-
ger of Allah (saas), nor from his companions, or the followers
of the companions or even from the four famous Imams of Is-
lamic thought, Abu Hanifah, Malik, Shafi’e and Ahmed bin
Hanbal may Allah’s mercy be upon them.
The supplicant must be aware of what he is saying in the sup-
plication. He must believe in the supplication being answered
by Allah, supplicate with sincerity and determination, and must
not doubt in the supplication.
It is recommended that the supplicant dresses well in clean
garment, sit well, and face the qiblah, and choose of supplica-
tions in Al-Qur’an like the saying of the Almighty Allah in
“…Our Lord give us good in this world and good
in the hereafter and defend us from the torment
of the fire.”
Or what has been reported from the Messenger because he was
given the best composition of words and phrases.